Following a slow start to the pre-Early Signing Day evaluation period due to the Big 12 Championship Game, the Texas Longhorns stay is out on the road, with co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Herb Hand stopping by Grossmont College in California on Monday to visit offensive tackle Jay Williams:
Had a great talk with Coach Hand from Texas! Thanks for stopping by. #HookEm @GrossmontFB pic.twitter.com/nTB43DQDBE— Jay Williams (@KingJay_07) December 3, 2018
The 6’6, 290-pounder plans to sign this month so he can enroll early at the school of his choice and doesn’t yet hold a Texas offer, so the Horns will have to move quickly if Williams is going to become a legitimate target.
Don’t be surprised if that happens, as Hand would clearly like to land a junior college tackle who could make an instant impact on a program that will lose left tackle Calvin Anderson following the Sugar Bowl, as well as two other starters.
Williams currently holds 16 offers, with Florida State, Indiana, and Louisville ranking as his top schools. The Hoosiers just hosted Williams on an official visit, while the Seminoles are scheduled to do the same on December 14. Since Florida State needs bodies along the offensive line as badly as any major program in the entire country, it could be hard for Williams to pass up that opportunity.
A former preferred walk on at San Diego State, Williams is a converted defensive lineman who has gained 50 pounds since he enrolled with the Aztecs.
Unranked in the 247Sports Composite, Williams is a three-star prospect in the 247Sports rankings and the No. 8 junior college offensive tackle.